I had so many emails that I was overwhelmed and didn’t know how to get ahead of the problem. I tried unsubscribing to emails I never looked at, but for every one I unsubscribed to, there were six others I didn’t remember I was signed up to get.
My sister and I always joke about our favorite line from the movie “Because I Said So” when the mother, Diane Keaton, tells her daughter, Mandy Moore, if she just moves her couch a few inches it will “change her life.”
I am NOT kidding you that signing up for unroll.me has CHANGED MY LIFE!
How does it work?
- Unroll.me scans through your inbox and identifies how many subscription emails you are getting. (I had hundreds!)
- For each subscription you pick one of three choices: unsubscribe, add to roll up, keep in inbox.
- You select a time of day to get your roll up daily digest email.
- You receive one email everyday (at the time you select) that will contain any emails you chose to “add to roll up.”
- Your daily email will also tell you if they have identified more subscriptions in your inbox and give you the three options again.
How has it changed my life?
- It allowed me to unsubscribe to hundreds of emails I do not need to get by quickly clicking a button.
- I am no longer overwhelmed to open my email in the morning because it doesn’t say “downloading 67 emails,” that were mainly junk anyway. If I have an email first thing, I know it is personal and I need to read it.
- I elected 9:30am for my roll up email. With my teaching schedule, I will not see it until lunchtime.
- I no longer see a scary 4-digit number as the number of emails I have unread in my inbox.
If you need to organize your email life, I suggest using unroll.me. Yes, in order to sign up all the way, you must share on Facebook that you are using the app. It’s how I discovered it in the first place, so I didn’t mind doing this.
Do you use unroll.me? What are your thoughts? Do you use another email organizer? Leave me a comment and let me know. Also, special thanks to Grammar Girl, for her article I read when writing this post to see if it should be “e-mail” or “email.” As always, thanks for reading.